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One of the four major cities the Apostle Paul visited during his first missionary journey. A prominent Christian city in Asia Minor for several centuries. The city dates to the third millennium bc, making it one of the oldest continuously occupied cities in the world. The ancient city of Iconium, known today as Konya, was located in central Anatolia (modern-day Turkey) about 90 miles southeast of Pisidian Antioch. Elder notes that there are no archaeological remains of the ancient site: “Little if anything of the city Paul saw has remained. The old city was repeatedly destroyed and rebuilt” (Elder, Archeology and the Bible, 155).
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
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Iconium (Ἰκονίον, Ikonion). One of the four major cities the Apostle Paul visited during his first missionary journey. A prominent Christian city in Asia Minor for several centuries. The city dates to the third millennium bc, making it one of the oldest continuously occupied cities in the world. The
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
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ICONIUM (PLACE) [Gk Ikonion (Ἰκονιον)]. A city in S central Anatolia (modern Konya, Turkey [37°51´N; 32°30´E]) visited by Paul on his missionary journeys (Acts 13:51; 14:1, 19, 21; 16:2). Located approximately 170 mi (280 km) S of Ankara (ancient Ancyra) on the border between mountainous Phrygia to
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
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Iconium. City in the southwest part of central Asia Minor located about 95 miles from the Mediterranean coast. It is known today as Konya, a Turkish city, and capital of the province bearing the same name.Iconium was an agricultural center famous for its wheat fields and apricot and plum orchards. Its
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
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Iconium ī-kōtʹnē-əm [Gk. Ikonion (Acts 13:51; 14:1, 19, 21; 16:2; 2 Tim. 3:11), Eikonion (Acts 14:21 B D)]. A city of south-central Asia Minor in which Paul proclaimed the gospel on his first missionary journey (Acts 14:1–6) and which he apparently revisited on the second and third missionary journeys.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
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ICONIUM City in the southwest part of central Asia Minor located about 95 miles (153 kilometers) from the Mediterranean coast. It is known today as Konya, a Turkish city, and capital of the province bearing the same name.Iconium was an agricultural center famous for its wheat fields and orchards of
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
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Iconium (i-koh´nee-uhm), a city (modern Konya) in south-central Asia Minor in a rich oasis at the edge of the central Anatolian plain. According to Greek mythology, Perseus decapitated Medusa here. The area was apparently settled by Phrygians who spoke an Indo-European language and who came from Thrace
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
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ICONIUM. An ancient city of Asia Minor, now called Konya, that was visited several times by Paul on his missionary journeys. The chief city of Lycaonia in the Hellenistic period, Iconium lay on the border of the districts of Phrygia and Lycaonia. It was incorporated into the Roman province of Galatia
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
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ICONIUM. A city of Asia Minor mentioned in Acts 13:51; 14:1, etc. and 2 Tim. 3:11 as the scene of Paul’s trials, and in Acts 16:2 as a place where Timothy was commended. Standing on the edge of the plateau, it was well watered, a productive and wealthy region. It was originally Phrygian, its name Kawania:
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
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Iconium (Gk. Ikónion)A city located on a high plateau in south central Asia Minor, modern Konya, Turkey. The first literary mention of Iconium is in connection with Cyrus’ visit to the city (Xenophon Anab. 1.2.13–14). Iconium was economically prosperous because it was both agriculturally productive
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
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Iconium [ī kōˊnĭ əm] (Gk. Ikonion, Eikonion). The capital city of Lycaonia in south-central Asia Minor, north of Lystra near the Phrygian border; modern Konya.According to ancient tradition, Iconium existed even before the Flood, after which it was rebuilt. Prometheus, so it was believed, had made
Catholic Bible Dictionary
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ICONIUM A city in Lycaonia in central Asia Minor, in the Roman province of Galatia. Paul visited the city on his missionary journeys (Acts 13:51; 14:1, 19, 21; 16:2).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
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Ico´nium (little image), the modern Konieh, was the capital of Lycaonia, in Asia Minor. It was a large and rich city, 120 miles north from the Mediterranean Sea, at the foot of the Taurus mountains, and on the great line of communication between Ephesus and the western coast of the peninsula on one side,